Monday, May 24, 2010

Marcher Rouillé (Walking Rusty)

Ahhhh, Art & Soul has come to an end and I must say every day I had a class that I thoroughly enjoyed, and today was no exception!  Julie Haymaker Thompson was an artist I have been aware of for more than a year (I think) and was so jealous when A&S Las Vegas had her on the class roster.  Then one day I took a look at the classes and found her on the list!  How could I not?  SOOOOO very happy I did.  Fortunately for us (not so much for Glenny) there were 4 students and we had 1 on 1 attention.  How nice!  Julie had the kits already made up, so when I'm going through all the ribbons and the base for the doll I'm thinking french for sure.  So that is the direction I took her.  The first picture is mine and the second is of the 3 of ours (1 lady had to leave early due to a family emergency) and Julie's original.  The interesting part is we all started with the same materials but look how different we all did!

Crowabout StudioB unveiled today at Deviant Scrap!

My friend Nancy Baumiller is unveiling her new line of digital goodiness at Deviant Scrap today!  She also asked me to part of her creative team and this is from her Borders and Bits kit (except for the parrot).  She has fabulous kits (and some freebies too!) so please stop by and see what she has in store for us!

As soon as I get home from Art & Soul, I'm gonna be playing!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Shockingly fun Sunday!!!!

These are from a class with Gail Rossokov and I am smitten!  We started out with magazine pages, cut and layered; edged with glue; used never dull and oil pastels; added tissue paper on 2 and sprayed with clear gloss.  This are sooooooo much better in person - the intensity and the dimension are amazing.  Everyone in class made fabulous art!!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

woooo hooooo saturday!

Today was play with Carla Sonheim day.  It was a fabulous class - she showed us how to look at things like scribbles, blots and clouds...

These are the paintings - 2 are drawn and 2 are found.  Can you tell which one is which?  1st and 3rd are found - design was in the background and I just had to emphasize them.  They are my favorites.

This time I took the photos in class instead of fighting in the room with the light (or lack there of).

Excellent day - Friday

Loved this class - Stephanie Rubiano's Butterfly Boxes.  Old photo and plywood... who knew?  We started with a "baby" to get our cutting down before we went with our main image. 

If you know me, I can't leave well enough alone - hand colored her and cut her a new pair of wings.

Then we cut our image for the box.  Wish I had taken some photos.  I'm thinking - I loved my angel from Thursday night's journal, so I figure what the hay... let me cut one out.  So here she is!

Here is my finished box (just have to clean the glass and seal it up).  Those are real butterfly wings she is sporting there! It was difficult to photograph.  The caption on the bottom was from a very vintage riddle book and it says: what female name would an egg object to be called?  Addle-laid (Adelaide).  LOL - can't you tell its very old?  They had a funny sense of humour back then.  Fun huh?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Busy Day - Thursday

I took 2 classes yesterday - the first with Michael Demeng (cave of pages) and then Soul Sisters (Tracy Bunkers and Juliana Coles) at Art & Soul - Hampton VA.

Th first class was so much fun!  Honestly, I never thought about taking a class with Michael - but I am so glad I did.  Its hard to see, but there are many layers inside the window.  The bunny and the base were from free trophies someone brought, and it was a last minute stroll in the store that I found them.  I painted the bunny a vertigris color, and left the base plain.  Before I left the class room, someone offered to buy it!

The next class was later in the evening and I think I had about 45 mins to get to the room, grab what I needed and get to class.  The book is one I had put together a few weeks ago using an old book but when I gut the insides, I cut the spine, so I had to come up with another option.  There are 2 signatures of water color paper in there.

The first spread is the first one I started.  Wasn't sure where I was going with it, so started the next one.  Then came back and finished it.  Liked the angel so much wait till you see what I made today!

This spread was fun - just laid images down and handcolored with my copics, then added stamps and watercolor crayons.

Monday, May 17, 2010


it's so funny... I love to make journals but I don't keep one... yet. 
This is a book that I got for free... not so good unless you cover it. 
 had an old map and I thought that would be cool. 
thanks to t!m for the lovely corners and label holder. 
 inside are 16 pages - 2 signatures of 8 - of mixed media paper -
a good weight for paints, inks and so on. 
I love the graphic look of it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ROD Swap received and bound

Remember the swap I was in for Remains of the Day pages?  Well I got the package from Susie yesterday and WOWZA!  They are amazing!  10 Fabulous pages and some extras from Susie to boot!  I had this idea to bind them immediately!  So I went out to my stash of old books to find the right size and here it is.  I removed the papers carefully from the book without cutting the spine.  I cleaned it up a bit and divided up my signatures.  I cut some gasket material to fit the channel, used my piercing tool to mark the holes and sewed them in.  I then took the signatures and used red line tape to put into the channel.

After putting the pages in, I added a decorative tape to
clean the edges on both sides. 
Works like a charm!

Thanks to all that participated in the swap!  LOVE THEM!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

another digital collage

thanks to Deviant Scrap - I've been playing with PSE. 
 only name I can think of for this one is 2 girls and a bird. what do you think ? 

Deviant Scrap - Tumble Fish challenge

Marsha from Tumble Fish is part of Deviant Scrap, and in the forum there are challenges and all kinds of fun!  This is for a "fish" challenge - called "she loved balloons".  Most of it is digital (first time in a long time for that) and then hand embellished (couldn't figure out how to add the strings). Borders and background are from Marsha's digital kits she has available in the shop. 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Memories of Mom

This is for a round robin journal for inthishouseandgarden. 
I was in a swap for supplies and most of the items were from there... thank you Vicki! 
So, no, this is not about my mom.